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When the work is done, why not explore Perthshire a little further and stay a little longer? Located on the Highland Boundary Fault, Perthshire’s landscape lends itself perfectly to an adventure playground.
Whether you wish to view the landscape from a mountain summit or admire the panorama from a comfortable setting, there is a style to suit all. Whether your sense of adventure tends towards the stimulating or towards the sedate, Perthshire can provide a range of activities to suit any taste. So why not try your hand at world-class fishing; tee of on the finest golf courses; take a walk on one of the many waymarked forest trails and mountain routes; or get on your bike and challenge yourself to on- and off-road cycle tracks.
With its mountainous and lush green landscapes, Perthshire boasts some excellent walking territory which is combined with some of the best views in the Scottish Highlands. Whatever your ability, Perthshire can offer a wide range of walks, from gentle strolls along riverside paths to strenuous hikes on magnificent Munros.
From swooping trails through Perthshire’s woodland to quiet country back roads, Perthshire’s 2,000 square miles provide cyclists with some of the best cycle routes in the UK. Added to this are beautiful panoramic views and the opportunity to come face to face with a range of wildlife.
Professionals and amateurs are well catered for in Perthshire. With over 40 courses to choose from, including one of the finest golf courses in the world which has tested the aristocracy of golf, you’ll find a selection of excellent courses that capture the true essence of Scottish golf.
If you want to get the heart pumping, Perthshire is certainly the right place to choose. From off-road driving experiences to quad biking, archery to sphering, gorge walking to bungee jumping, Perthshire is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going. Add into that mix, water sports and paddle boarding and you have a full range to choose, some more calming than others!
Big Tree Country
In addition to its mountains, rivers and farmlands, Perthshire has many remarkable trees and woodlands and as such, has been given the title of Big Tree Country. Perthshire is the home to the world’s tallest hedge; Europe’s oldest tree; the widest conifer in Britain; one of the tallest trees in Britain and many more fascinating champion trees.
Towns & Villages
Once you’ve soaked up the history and enjoyed the magnificent scenery of outdoor Perthshire, head into Perthshire’s towns and villages to find shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and theatres. Towns to visit in Perthshire include Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Pitlochry, Crieff, Dunkeld and Birnam, the Fair City of Perth and many more!